Don’t Give Up Turning From Evil

My friend, you’re growing. So don’t you ever give up beholding Christ and what he has done for you on the cross. Believe in his resurrection power. You are an overcomer. Never stop turning from evil, you are free to do so by the grace of God!

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When His Love Seems Miles Away

When His love seems miles away
Come back to the truth
Never enter into holiness
Looking back at what you did
Rely on Heavenly wisdom
That it is finished after all
That what is done, is done
And done on the cross

Why look back, searching for answers
When God is ahead of you, giving you answers
Why look around, to the left and to the right
Because God is not enough for you
When nothing can and no one will ever fulfill you

How do you attain such satisfaction?
How does God become your delight?
When you do it by faith, not by emotions
When you declare that you are His and His only

There is more to life than selfishness
Healing comes in togetherness
So embrace your holy identity as one not belonging to this world
And come back to when He first loved you
Because He always loved you first

Look at the start, the space before time
The presence of love forming you, just you
Bearing you and breathing life into you
Just you

Come on, hear His whisper to return
Hear His heart as He calls you forth
Aspire to know Him above all else
Worship Him, in spirit and truth!

Before you know, you will have changed
No more resisting who your Father is
Do you even know what this means?
It means you’re different, born to a King

Dunamis! I declare dunamis!
Dunamis! Let the wind blow!
Dunamis! Bring your children back
Bring them from the north and from the south
Bring them from the east, and from the west!

Amen



The Great Temptation and Escaping the Snare

Hello everyone,

I re-wrote this post today (Jan 24, 2023) because God gave me a warning several days ago that there is a great temptation in the world to wander away from faith. Remain in His love, brothers and sisters!


Lust is a great craving towards anything you wish would happen soon, in the way you want. The second part is important because you can be given a desire by God but strive to make it happen your way; you would not have it otherwise. God loses His shine in light of the thing you desire. When was the last time you smiled just at His tender presence?

The Bible tells us to walk according to the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5; Romans 8). When we lust after things instead of just receiving from God, we wander away from faith. We try to make things happen by force or manipulation, even towards God. We won’t wait patiently. The countermeasure is faith in the eternal life given to us by grace through Jesus; it is shown in keeping ourselves from idols and ceasing to sin further; the enemy cannot touch such people with faith (1. John 5). You can lust after your own healing and deliverance before God says you’re ready. You can rush ahead of Him and hurt yourself. That is another way this temptation can come through. Listen, friend: He loves you and He will not let you take His glory. He will not make it happen too soon, in a way that you end up wandering away from faith, too, giving you room to boast about yourself. When condemnation tries to creep in, say this prayer out loud: Thank you, God, for covering me with the blood of Your Son. You loved me when I was your enemy still, and Your love is not changing because I’m going deeper with my own heart and realizing what I’ve been doing. Thank you for gentle correction. Help me rest in Your love today. Come, Holy Spirit. Our spirit is willing but our flesh is weak. Show us Your might, we rely fully on You. Perfect us and help us walk with You everyday. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Guard your heart and build your own relationship with Christ –

Then the foreign rabble who were traveling with the Israelites began to crave the good things of Egypt. And the people of Israel also began to complain. “Oh, for some meat!” they exclaimed.

Numbers 11:4

Watch what you hear! Come before God with thanksgiving and be still before Him, pray for surrender. If we humble ourselves before Him, He will rescue us from the snares of the enemy. God loves you. He loves you, He knows you deeply and He sees you. He protects you, His love is unwavering towards you. He is God, and He has only good thoughts for you! We can just receive. If we had really needed it right now, He would have given it to us. Instead of being angry or anxious, we can choose to sit at the feet of Jesus and put our faith in Him!

Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.

The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills.

(Habakkuk 3:17-19)

Love Has Enemies

It has been a while, brothers and sisters in Christ! I have been going through an intense season of testing and my cup truly overflows as I stretch out my thirsty soul towards the Lord! How are you doing? Has your trust in the Father grown? This morning, I see a dam breaking for Blue Mountain Ministry and powerful streams of water pushing through the bricks, silencing the voice of the enemy. Hallelujah!

May godly sorrow and grief lead us to repentance, allowing the Holy Spirit in us to just be Him and not who we want Him to be. May we say,

No, Lord, it’s not okay. I am no longer OK with my sins. My innermost thoughts should be about you, I should love you with all my heart, with all my strength and with all my mind. This cannot continue. Redeem me, do it for Your name’s sake and set me free forever! Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. I make room for you, Holy Spirit! I love you! Save me from ever settling down with less than You. I want my heart to want God above all else! Help!” 

Love has enemies. The people of this world do not like it when we lose our lives for Christ. The prince of this world hates God’s children. It is pure hatred directed against us but he disguises himself as an angel of light. If we are not careful, we end up partnering with him in hating our neighbors as we hate ourselves, instead of loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. Oh, but greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world! He has overcome!

He never leaves us but helps us and reminds us of His love – we only need to cry out and if we do and wait in patient love towards God, the Spirit turns the stony parts of our hearts into flesh. He sets us free from the heavy yoke of slavery so that we can rule over sin and not be slaves to them. He helps us be the person whom we were created to be. We need each other on this journey! Arise, army of God! Breath of God, come and blow over the dry bones, let the tendons and flesh be attached and lives enter their bodies! Let Your Bride, Jesus, walk by the Spirit of life, her head raised and shining pure and bright with Your glory! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

I Will Jump For You – At The Crossover

There are times when no one else can take this step of faith with you. You know it is personal; it goes deep. Ultimately, it is your decision and yours alone to trust God and surrender. You sense it is a big decision and you find it hard to let go completely. You already partly let go but this is where you need to die. You do not need any more signs and wonders to believe – no, you must just believe! Once and for all!

The desire to be cleansed is huge. The Holy Spirit has evoked a godly sorrow in my heart – I am at the threshold and I realize I never want to go back to my old life. I do not want to live double-minded before the Lord. I desire to be clean.

See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done.

1. Corinthians 7:11 NIV

“God, if I can’t hear your voice right now because I am not willing to hear, would you just speak louder for me? Would you just shout out to me what you are saying?,” my desperate cry as I am walking outside on a Sunday afternoon. I close my eyes to listen and there! I hear Him loud and clear: “I love you, my child!,” and He continues, “I am desiring you! I want you!” I see Him there, standing further away on the opposite side of what seems like a dark valley of death between us. I know it is not real but only in my imagination. It is my fear and unbelief that make me dread the crossing.

Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

John 12:24-26 NIV

So what now? Actually, we both know. God and I, we both know that I am going to take this step. I am going to cross over because He believes in me and is for me. I will die, only to be resurrected again. He is going to catch me as soon as I jump!

You were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Ephesians 4:24 ESV

I do not want to hold onto my ways of coping with the emotional pain inside of me any longer. This inner child inside of me, crying out that she wants to be loved, is growing still before Him, to trust Him when He says He loves her. And the fretting goes because she finally sees! She shouts back to Him, “I trust you, God! I know your voice. Meet me there, Abba. I will jump for you. Because I know You will catch me.”